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york is slowly starting to come back to life. superstorm sandy is living up to all warnings. at least 35 people have been killed. more than eight mill are without power. djg -- million are without power. sandy is leaving death, darkness and flooding as it moves inland. >> oh my gosh. no walls. >> reporter: the storm lost hurricane status monday as it made landfall on the new jersey shore 80 mile per hour winds. sandy had enough strength to flood lower manhattan with 13 foot storm surge and pushed this 700 ton tanker on to a staten island street. new york city subways under several feet of water. >> we've got all our resources to get everything open i am >> reporter: the damage is extensive in new york. a crane collapsed and still dangling 80 stories above streets. >> get on the sidewalk. >> reporter: major hospital was evacuated after its back-up generators failed. >> this is an infant. more more than 50 homes were destroyed when two fires sparked in the rockaways. >> couldn't get any apparatus. we had a boat got in the boat and went down there >> reporter: firefighters rescued dozens
there because the bridge to the island has been washed out by superstorm sandy. the fire is burning out of control. you can see that in multiple spots. stay with the morning news, coming up we go live too new york city for an update on the recovery efforts following sandy's landfall. >> back in the bay area, standoff in santa clara between suspected bank robber and police s.w.a.t. team ended in the best possible way, the suspect surrendered it happened at an apartment complex 3:00 yesterday afternoon. police say they tracked the man from a bank robbery in san jose to one of the apartments in the complex. s.w.a.t. team was called if and managed to talk the man into giving up. >> they will have two-way dialogue until he surrendered. >> with the suspect in custody, six families who were evacuated were able to return home. >>> contra costa county sheriff's office investigating the death of a man in their custody after he was tased. the death forced officials to close the jail for five hours. deputies were taking a 58-year-old man to a holding cell when they say he became combative. they use
in the wake of superstorm sandy long lines commuters are still waiting in to get gasoline and what one impatient driver is accused of doing that could land him in jail for 15 years. >>> java jolt in the race for president. the starbucks executive throwing his support behind one of the candidates after >>> 87 northbound headlights in san jose hazy, fog thickest inland valleys east bay and will run into this morning. dry and we have record high temperatures in the seven day forecast. >>> 6:14. only four days until election day. new poll shows the race for president remains about dead even. new poll shows 49% of likely voters across the country back president obama, 48% mitt romney. the race is tied when you consider the margin is plus or minus three percentage point. stay with abc7 morning news. coming up katie marzullo will have more on what president obama and mitt romney have planned for today. plus how the new jobs report released this morning could impact the race. >>> the coffee executive who campaigned against partisan gridlock in washington is making an endorsement. the starbucks
, 14 homes washed out due to superstorm sandy, a home burned two days ago has been rekindled with gas pipeline fueling the flames and a bunch of smaller fires and cleanup continues in new york city and across the eastern seaboard. >> mark greenblatt joins us from lower manhattan with the latest on conditions there. >> reporter: good morning. here in lower manhattan power remains out, in a few signs that life is beginning to get back to normal there have been people all morning taking pictures in less than 15 minutes mayor bloomberg is going to be ringing the opening bell on the floor of the new york stock exchange as trading resumes. it was another night of no lights and no power for thousands in the big apple, still no clear idea of when power will be restored. new york city, which shutdown its entire mass transit system, will spend the next several days pumping out flooded tunnels, hoping to get everything moving again in breezy point, new york a beach front community of firemen, policemen and blue collar workers are still taking stock of not only the damage but from a fire that des
from superstorm sandy. in new york city, look at this, commuters trying to pack that bus trying to get on last night because it is so hard to get around and so few options. today some subway lines have been restored after getting flooded out. governor cuomo has declared a transit state of emergency. all transit fares will be waived through tomorrow. drivers won't be allowed into the city with less than three people, in their car. stay with abc7 morning news coming up katie marzullo will have much more on the storm's aftermath. >>> to help people affected by superstorm sandy you can text the words red cross to 9099 to donate $10 or call go to 1-800-redcross. >>> traffic and weather together, next. >> live look outside now. [ inaudible ] [ unintelligible ] >>> welcome back. some of the rain totals on live doppler almost an inch santa rosa, half inch novato, third of an inch san francisco, quarter inch palo alto, a 10th in san jose. here's a look at radar returns most impressive east bay valleys through the santa cruz mountains into the santa clara valley light rain through 9:00, skies op
over by superstorm sandy. officials trying to figure out a way to bring that crane down safely. workers and residents in the area have been evacuated that is one cleanup job still left in the aftermath of the storm. >>> at least 50 deaths are an tributed to the storm. more than eight million without power. new york authorities say it could be days before the subway system is pumped dry and service fully restored, hopefully tomorrow but it could be longer. two of new york's three major airports reopened today, laguardia will remain closed due to flooding wall street does reopen using back-up generators for the first time with mayor bloomberg plan fog ring the opening bell. >> with the power out crime has become an increasing concern in new york city looting has occurred from the bronx to brooklyn and the famous coney island thieves have taken what sandy didn't destroy. the storm broken open security gates allowing looters to get access to damaged businesses. merchants say they lost cash and merchandise. police have made a few arrests some of the city's wealthier neighborhoods have hired
.com at the bottom. >>> 6:14. breaking news coverage of superstorm sandy continues. tahman bradley joins us from maryland where it was a different picture when we talked to him yesterday. >> reporter: good morning. the weather has let up just a bit we are seeing people returning to the beach front to see what is going on. sandy is the monster we all feared. it is going to take days to assess damage. this morning we know millions are waking up impacted. along the east coast this morning, signs of sandy's fury, lady liberty's torch out power outages spread, five million in the dark, 1.5 million forced evacuate, sandy made landfall along the new jersey coast bringing 80 mile per hour winds and flooding high tides rough surf battered the coastline. this morning entire sections of atlantic city are underwater people who decided to ride out the storm were left stranded last night new jersey governor announced no rescue services until today. >> i cannot in good conscience send them in, in the dark given all the various hazards that would occur. >> reporter: new york city has hit by a 13 foot surge of s
. ahead the aftermath of superstorm sandy. president obama took a tour of the damage today. you will get to see some of it as well. >> and we will catch up on the presidential campaign nearing the finish line now with just six days to go. mitt romney pours big bucks into some of the swing states that he may be losing. >>> i'm michael finley. ahead on 7 on your side, the frustration of automatic bill pay. >>> there is a new presidential order today. 15 minute rule for federal agencies to respond to requests for help in new jersey. residents of the jersey shore are have lost their homes and businesses to superstorm sandy. abc 7 news reporter david louie is in the newsroom now with video of the destruction. david? >> superstorm storm sandy has done an estimated $20 billion in property damage, much of it along the new jersey shore. recovery it on the mind of residents but the biggest challenge is where and how to get started. the damage is widespread. the scope of the destruction is best seen from overhead. miles of new jersey shoreline, a summer play ground for generations have been battere
. >>> latest on superstorm sandy. residents along the east coast beginning the long road to recovery with key transportation resuming today. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: new york city is coming back to life it might be easier for some to get around starting today. first laguardia airport has reopened as of this morning flights limited call your airline if you are flying this morning. subways and ferries resuming limited service. buses will try to fill in gaps. governor cuomo is waiving fees and fares today and tomorrow to help people get around. for anyone who dares to drive, police are manning checkpoints and enforcing a three-person carpool requirement to get into manhattan. they are looking at new jersey now, slower recovery there from the storm which has killed more than 70 people and left millions without power. natural gas fires still burning in new jersey and people are still stranded in hoboken. >> compared to the last storm this is far worst and it is going to take quite sometime to get this back together again. >> reporter: new york's bellevue hosp
are on time. >>> here's more on superstorm sandy has left 16 dead. president obama has declared new york and long island federal disaster areas to allow them to access federal funding. 7 1/2 million are without power. travel disrupted with hundreds of flights and amtrak service cancelled along the eastern seaboard and wall street is shutdown. >>> growing outrage online in response to an american apparel ad promoting hurricane sandy sale. the company is offering 20% to people in 10 states hardest hit by sandy. hundreds tweeting against the company saying it is trying to profit from a disaster. >> here's why they call sandy a superstorm not just wind, rain and flooding, some places are getting blanketed in snow. this is beach mountain north carolina where students at appalachian state university are bundled up for winter a shock considering they were wearing shorts last week. some schools in the region have declared a snow day today. >> >> the red cross is making an appeal for help for victims of the storm. it needs blood donations. the storm has forced the red cross to cancel 100 blood d
disaster areas because of the damage they've suffered from superstorm sandy live look at new jersey flooding is a big problem. so far 17 deaths are attributed to the storm. more than seven million up and down the east coast without power, 13 foot storm surge caused widespread flooding. tahman bradley in maryland with an update. >> reporter: along the east coast, signs of sandy's fury, lady liberty's torch out power outages spread, five million in the dark 1.5 million evacuated sandy made landfall along the new jersey coast, 80 mile per hour wind as and flooding high tides, rough surf battered the coastline. this morning entire sections of atlantic city are underwater. >> people who decided to ride out the storm were left stranded. new jersey governor announced no rescue services until today. >> i cannot in good conscience send them in the dark given all the various hazards that would occur. >> reporter: new york city hit by 13 foot surge of seawater flooding the new ground zero memorial, subway stays and tunnels. -- stations and tunnels. >> reporter: in breezy point, queens, fire de
mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> you can help people affected by superstorm sandy text the words red cross to 9099 to donate $10 or call one eight huff red cross -- 1-800-red cross. >>> at home oakland police offering a reward for help in finding the person who shot a store owner. >> reporter: the community is very upset about in death. have brought not only candles and flowers to his metropc store but made him a t-shirt and put it in the window rest in peace. they said he would give tickets to raiders games. they say they can't imagine anyone wanting to hurt him. ang -- she remembers getting her first pager from wilbur bartley. this morning she stopped by the scene of his death with nothing but nice things to say about oakland's latest murder victim. >> he was a lovely man. he never bothered nobody. i hope whoever did this, i hope somebody speak up and let them know, because he didn't deserve this at all. >> reporter: police say 50-year-old wilbur bartley was closing his shop last night when someone robbed him then shot him to death. >> he was a nice man. just minding his own business, pl
superstorm sandy coverage continues on abc-7 at 6:00, and 11:00 p.m. and get updates at any time on abc7.com. >> in other news this evening, at least 1 people must find a new place to live for the time being after a fire drove them from their homes in san jose. the fire broke out around 7:30 this morning in a condominium complex on creek side drive. the flames moved quickly after the fire started in a building that houses several garages. >> the structure did catch on fire. the fire went from the garage into the attic space of the townhome, and also spread laterally, damaging more apartments. >> we are just banging on the doors and saying, get out! , get out! some of them took awhile to respond because they were sleeping. it was 7:30 in the morning. >> ama: nobody was hurt in the fire but the fire destroyed several cars, as you see there, and damaged the garages. the flames gutted three units and badly damaged two others. investigators say the fire is not suspicious. >>> two people ended up in the hospital after a tree branch fell and landed on them in the golden gate park panhandle today. i
of superstorm sandy. i am in toms river, new jersey, on the hard-hit new jersey coastline. we're going to take you now to manhattan, still struggling to recover. sinlt ya mcfadden is at one of new york city's major hospitals where evacuations of the sick are currently under way. cynthia? >> good evening, terry. that's right. well, new york began to wobble back to her feet today. the new york stock exchange opened and some buses are running, but i am standing in front of the third major hospital to shut down since the storm. this is the legendary bellevue. yesterday, when they began the evacuation, there were 725 patients inside. tonight, there are still about 200 patients inside, along with 200 members of the national guard, who are helping carry them down, sometimes as many as 18 stories. you know, we began the day here but we spent much of it in yet another community where the devastation is still to be fully unpacked. a community just outside of new york, the rockaways. this morning, the word went out. backup generators operating since monday night had failed. national guard troops called i
sandy. many of new york city subways began roll this morning, three days after superstorm sandy. damaged parts of the subway are running again, officials say these still won't be much service to downtown manhattan where the tunnels are still flooded in new jersey the storm damaged or destroyed nearly all the homes in wealthy enclaves. some are still stranded in hoboken. the storm killedcvr( more than 0 people and left millions without power in the eastern u.s.. katie marzullo will have an update on the east coast storm damage in the next half hour. she is gathering that information. still, millions don't have power, don't have a way to get a hot meal. >> in contrast our weather not so bad. we have rain overnight which can make for tough driving. >> let's check in with mike. >>> live doppler, good morning that wet weather we talked about is still lingering for this morning's commute. north bay starting to clear out doppler spinning there showing most of the radar returns to the south. let's take a round robin first in the south bay you can see foothill boulevard, prospect road, we are sta
by superstorm sandy. tensions are running high over a dwindling supply of vital fuel and supplies on staten island. perhaps the least well known of new york city's five borrows. just a short ferry ride from manhattan, smack dab in the middle of new york harbor. so, that means it bore the brunt of the devastating flood surge. so, tonight, as search andless kupt continues, my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden is there. good evening, cynthia. >> reporter: good evening, terry. massive disaster are composed of small tragedies, one that played out behind me. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! >> reporter: in staten island, donna pleaded with her senators for more food, gasoline and clothing. >> we are -- >> we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-
] >>> the jobs report and the federal response to superstorm sandy can impact the presidential election. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with more. >> reporter: one thing for sure, president obama and mitt romney are full speed ahead in the battleground states seeking out undecided voters. president obama was in boulder, colorado yesterday. today he has three campaign events in ohio. he will be anxious to hear the jobs report. political expert telling the san francisco gate if the unemployment rate stays below 8% he believes voters will slug it off. any increase would mean president obama would -- face voters with the highest rate since roosevelt if the rate is above 8%, mitt romney is going to use that to his advantage. he campaigned in virginia yesterday. this morning, romney starts in wisconsin and moves to ohio. "the new york times" reporting the romney campaign is making a serious play for pennsylvania last minute appearance there sunday, polls now show president obama's edge in pennsylvania is narrowing. will the jobs report give either any massive boost? that's unclear. experts s
on superstorm sandy. unprecedented measures to relieve crisis brought on by the storm. long lines of people trying to get gas in linden, new jersey. fuel is one of the top concerns new york governor cuomo signed an order waiving a requirement that tankers register and pay tax before unloading. that would speed up delivery. some airlines are putting extra fuel on planes flying into new york to ensure planes can fly out. brandi hitt joins us from manhattan. >> reporter: as you can see the winds are starting to pick up and the temperatures are dropping fast. families are still struggling and still without power. more than three million people are still in the dark now as temperatures start get to freezing. victims woke up in cold dark homes again this morning facing another day of waiting for help. tempers are flaring as many feel they've been left out in the cold. >> this is really a dangerous, dangerous situation. it is a real dangerous place in the dark. >> reporter: on staten island where the hardest hit communities frustration and desperation. >> we lost everything. when you fix things, y
, i'm juju chang. in the five days since superstorm sandy ravaged the east coast, those caught in its path are still reeling from the magnitude of the crisis. we now know the storm took the lives of at least 105 people, and caused an estimated $50 billion in damage and knocked out power to 8.5 million initially and 3.6 million people still remain in the dark tonight. and late today, in new york city, the largest marathon in the world was canceled for the first time ever in its 42-year history, following days of outrage at the specter of precious resources being deployed away from relief efforts. not far from the starting blocks for the marathon, staten island is a wasteland of destruction. >> within seconds, my street was getting flooded with water. >> reporter: jennifer has been staying at this hilton garden inn since the storm forced her to evacuate. >> they didn't have jackets, they didn't have nothing. we had nothing for them, no diapers, we just literally ran for our lives. >> reporter: she's not alone. the hotel is packed with families, all displaced by sandy's rath. normally th
agent. >> frustration at the pump of a different kind in the wake of superstorm sandy. why gasoline is almost worth its weight in gold in new jersey and new york this morning >>> good morning. thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze >> i'm eric thomas. aren't you glad it is friday? san francisco police want to talk to you if you have information about the brutal beating of a muni station agent last month stemming from an argument over a bike. amy hollyfield is live at the van ness station where the attack took place. >> reporter: the man who attacked the agent was caught on camera. we have the video. take a look, see if you recognize this man. the video shows him kicking at someone, police say he tacked the muni station agent. he was mad because the agent wouldn't let him take his bike onboard he punched and kicked the agent who fell to the ground when hebñ got up the hand beat him some more. >> the at agent was injured seriously from the attack. he was transported and hospitalized for a period of time. he has been released from the hospital but he's still undergoing medical treatmen
>>> good morning, america. this morning -- tracking the superstorm. sandy is massive and on the march up the east coast, about to become a hurricane and winter storm. more than 50 million americans in the cross-hairs. where will this thing hit. our extreme weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact, could this storm shut down america's largest city. millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to redo their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. off the west coast. for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing storm with the hawaii tsunami warning. we'll start here, of course, with the superstorm, which one meteorologist has called part hurricane and part nor'easter. all trouble. look at sandy from space. it's expected to have tropical-force winds that extend out 500 miles from center. >> states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. a third of th
, that allowed sandy to become the superstorm it did and also that forced it to come in land at the sharp angle that it did. because of the storm's path, strong winds were directed inland at high tide into the new york city area, into the new jersey beaches. this produced the devastating storm surge the like of which the region hasn't seen in recent memory if ever and hopefully will not see again for a long, long time. rob and paula, back to you. >> our thanks to accuweather's jim dickey. here is maybe an indication of how things are going up here in new york. do you remember that massive crane in midtown, manhattan, that was brought down by sandy's powerful wind? well, new york's mayor says he feels very good about it now. >> he might be the only one that feels good about it. the crane has been secured and all the gas and steam lines in that area have been turned off. that is to avoid a fire in the event that, if it were to come crashing down. the streets around there, closed. offices are said to be closed indefinitely. he says once the wind dies down, the mayor says, the city will find a way
. sandy merged with two weather fronts being called a superstorm. sandy is forecasted to make landfall on tuesday. >> the embarcadero b.a.r.t. station was closed tonight after a man committed suicide on the tracks. b.a.r.t. trains kept running in both directions but no trains stopped at that station. >> your voice, your vote. just ten days until the presidential election. today the president rallied a crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt romney have cancelled campaign stops beca
blow, superstorm sandy. at this hour rescues are under way, families being plucked from waterlogged homes as the images of sandy's fury pour in, and just watch this tree. there it is. upended from the earth by the soaking rains of this storm. cars in lower manhattan tossed like flotation devices. and as sandy marches west, it's whipping up monster waves even on lake michigan. so here is the big picture at this moment, 14 states with cities and towns underwater, and in places the water is 8 feet deep. and another night of darkness for millions of people, the new york city skyline in shadow. nearly half the island has no power at all. 8 million people in 18 states in the cold and dark tonight. and our extreme weather team is fanned out across the storm zone. abc's alex perez starts us out in little ferry, new jersey, still underwater, rescue is under way right now. alex. >> reporter: well, diane, we've learned president obama will be in new jersey surveying the damage tomorrow, but i want you to take a look around me here. this is what many blocks across little ferry, new jersey, look
to focus his attention to the federal government's response to superstorm sandy. leaving the campaign trail to surrogates. but today, he's back for the final sprint. the action picks up again with both candidates on the trail. president obama visits wisconsin, nevada and colorado for the first campaign since sandy hit. >> we can't go on the road we're on. we can't change course in america if we keep on attacking each other. we've got to come together and get america on track again. >> reporter: the race is still a dead-heat. the daily abc news/"washington post" tracking poll show the candidates tied among likely voters at 49%. the same poll found president obama's response to the superstorm positively. 78% say mr. obama's handling the situation excellent or good. the president toured storm-ravaged new jersey with republican governor chris christie. >> hang in there. >> reporter: the governor, usually one of the president's harshest critics had nothing but find words for him. >> he's worked closely with me. and i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for ou
for their generators. it may not seem like a lot but at this point, it's the only way to get by. superstorm sandy has led to a flood of desperate drivers waiting in lines miles deep just to get gas. so we're here in new jersey, where the line of cars waiting for gas stretches out of sight. we're going to find just how long the line is. car number 5. 28. light pickup, number 58. >> i got here at 9:59 a.m., and it's 1:00 in the afternoon. i'm by myself. i can't leave the car. i feel like i'm going to faint over here. >> reporter: 102. but lines in new jersey and new york today, not just for gas. >> you're seeing the line completely around the building. >> reporter: with the subway largely out of commission in brooklyn, the line of people waiting for the bus stretched for blocks. >> where are the buses? >> reporter: driving wasn't much easier, either. checkpoints were set up on the highways to force people to carpool. so this is car number 150 and this line continues, further than the eye can see. after hours of waiting, those at the end are in for some bad news. >> no more gas, guys. >> reporter: sandy
. that brief pause for superstorm sandy seems like a distant memory. on the campaign trail, the attacks were back. >> the fair bet is on citizens. but what's casting my bet is on you. >> reporter: president obama is delivering his closing arguments. >> i know what change looks like because i fought for it. you have, too. and after all we've been through together, we sure as heck can't give up now. >> we're going to win on november 6th. i'll tell you that. >> reporter: he countered the president's closing argument. >> i believe that america finally needs real change as promised. we're going to give it to the american people. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll still shows a tight race. but three new polls in key battleground states has president obama on top. it's now all hands on deck. vice president biden stumped in iowa. >> the american people are asking themselves the question in these final days, who can they trust? >> reporter: bill clinton is working just as hard as the candidates. >> barack obama should be the next president. >> reporter: and in ohio, ann romney go
to be a superstorm? take a look at sandy's punch. >> reporter: sandy's effects blasted new york city causing destruction never seen before in america's largest city. over four feet of water flooded central subway system and the holland and brooklyn battery tunnels unprecedented events caused backup generators to fail. where hundreds of patients, including infantses from the neonatal intensive care unit had to be evacuated. it's almost 10:30 and the water, it's still high. smells like fuel oil. apparently 13 additional feet of water came into this area. and we're still fighting tropical--force wind gusts. reportedly 100-mile-an-hour wind gusts on the bridges. and the city itself, nearly 70-mile-an-hour wind gusts. the entire facade of this entire building collapsed. >> oh, my gosh. there's no walls. >> reporter: and here's a sight that brings fear to even the most jaded new yorker. a construction crane collapsing atop a high-rise under construction. dangling above 57th street. more than 200 firefighters battled through the night. a six-alarm fire in the breezy section of queens that involved
by superstorm sandy. new jersey and new york, hit hardest by this storm. >> here's what we know right now. at least 51 dead, at least 2 missing. the national guard, pouring into destroyed and devastated areas. more than 6.8 million homes and businesses out of power right now. >> and we've seen so many astonishing pictures coming from the storms. look at that right there. hoboken, new jersey. those are new york taxis, yellow taxis, all underwater right now. they would normally be racing through the streets of new york. you can't go downtown in new york right now. they are underwater. >> it's unbelievable. and now, for the first time, our cameras are up close in the burned-out coastal town of breezy point. look at that. it looks like a moonscape. a war zone. 111 homes burned to the ground. >> that's hard to believe. seeing that, it's hard to believe. >> an entire community wiped out. >>> sam is leading our coverage from the very start. he's in lower manhattan. we want to go right away to wabc's john delgiorno. he's flying right now over the coastal town of bricktown, new jersey. john, i kno
clock anderson is free. down >>> good morning, america. this morning, the superstorm. sandy. forecasters say this is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, with 66 million people in the bull's eye and possibly $15 billion in damage. our extreme team, live, up and down the coast this morning.
of emergency in preparation for hurricane sandy. sandy merged with two weather fronts being called a superstorm. sandy is forecasted to make landfall on tuesday. >> the embarcadero b.a.r.t. station was closed tonight after a man committed suicide on the tracks. b.a.r.t. trains kept running in both directions but no trains stopped at that station. >> your voice, your vote. just ten days until the presidential election. today the president rallied a crowd of 8500 people in new hampshire. he hit mitt romney on his record as massachusetts governor. president obama said romney targeted the middle class with unnecessary fees and taxes. the president also said it will be hard for romney to accomplish all of the last-minute promises he is making right now. >> in florida mitt romney says the president shrunk from the promises he made. romney says he won't do that and says his tenure of president would include more cooperation across at the isle. rom roll told the crowd now is not the time to demonize political opponented and wants to build bridges with the democrats. >> both president obama and mitt rom
: superstorm sandy has led to a flood of desperate drivers waiting in lines miles deep just to get gas. so we're here in hasbrouck heights, new jersey, where the line of cars waiting for gas stretches out of sight. we're going to find out just how long the line is. car number 5, 28, white pickup, number 58. >> i got here at 9:59 a.m., and it's 1:00 in the afternoon. i'm by myself. i can't leave the car. i feel like i'm going to faint over here. >> reporter: 102, but lines in new jersey and new york not just for gas. >> you're seeing the line completely around the building. >> reporter: with the subway largely out of commission in brooklyn, the line of people waiting for the bus stretched for blocks. >> where are the buses? >> reporter: driving wasn't much easier either. checkpoints were set up on the highways to force people to carpool. so this is car number 150, and this line continues further than the eye can see. after hours of waiting, those at the end are in for some bad news. >> no more gas, guys. >> reporter: sandy may be long gone, but certainly not forgotten, and already some station
is this a superstorm? and ginger zee, right where sandy is expected to make landfall. how the full moon could make it even worse. "world news" team coverage starts now. >>> good evening. it is great to have you with us on this sunday night. and as we come on the air for the west coast, you can see it swirling over my shoulder here. hurricane sandy, on the move tonight. more than 200 miles off the east coast, and this is a massive storm. it is already being felt along the coastline with whipping winds and rain that have flooded many communities. tens of millions of americans will be affected across a huge part of this country. hundreds of thousands have already been evacuated. we're now learning 2 million students and counting will stay home across seven staft states washington, d.c. here's a 3d view tonight of sandy's path, churning off the coast. winds up to 75 miles an hour. tomorrow morning, it will take aim at the coastline, turning inward and right now, it appears it will make landfall at midnight tomorrow near atlantic city, new jersey. you can see our extreme weather team and matt gutman is
the boardwalk should be. take a look at where it is now. town after town, annihilated in the wake of superstorm sandy. we're not done with the wind yet. while everyone's cleaning up, sandy is way up here in canada. but all of these winds, when you see these different colored arrows, the way they're going. these winds across new york city area, and when we put this model into effect, those with 20-mile-per-hour to 30-mile-per-hour winds that will take us all the way through today. that's all the way from the great lakes, well back into new england, putting up with the strong, gusty winds again today. back to everyone. >> and, sam, we're not done with the threats yet, either. there's one terrifying so many new jersey communities -- gas leaks that could send homes up in flames at any moment. abc's terry moran has the latest on that from bay head. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, george. as dawn comes up over the atlantic behind me, it's hard to imagine that placid ocean rushing over the sea wall, obliterating a sand dune and slamming into these multimillion-dollar homes on what they
coast as millions brace for hurricane sandy and a possible superstorm. you are looking at a live picture from the jersey coast. big waves, a lot more on sandy, coming up. >>> welcome back. here's a look at sandy and the wet weather from d.c. to virginia beach, delmarva peninsula, philadelphia it is going to be as good as advertising unprecedented storm hits the northeast today through next couple of days. if you are heading that way, thousands of flights cancelled from now through wednesday. more news from eric. >>> 4:43. crowd of die-hard fans traveled to detroit to watch the giants sweep the tigers. wayne freedman was among the fans who flew to comerica park. >> do you believe this? >> no, it is still i'm in a dream state out of respect for detroit fans i didn't want to jump up and down in my seat. >> sweep is the same anywhere. i was in texas with a panda hat on my head, come on. >> the giants fans in comerica park watched in temperatures in the 30s. they say it was worth it. >>> let's see how your commute is going. >>> good morning. fog is the factor this morning. it comes up quickly
this morning. >>> east coast braces for hurricane sandy. millions could be affected when the superstorm comes ashore. >>> we'll look at the east coast and talk about our chances of rain on halloween. ne ripple effect is felt across the country. >>> other weather across the country. mild day from minneapolis to dallas. it's all about sandy east of the mississippi. >>> so nothing like like the doozie of the week, sandy could be around for a few days. all of us on the east coast got to get used to it. >> we're going to close this special edition of "america this morning" with something a sign of the times. celebrities who have been weighing in on the storm via, what else? twitter. >> you'll love this one. lindsay lohan tweeted this instant classic. "why is everyone in such a panic about hurricane, i'm calling it sally. top projecting negativity. think positive and pray for peace." thank you, lindsay. and one of my favorites. kim kardashian. kim says she's back in miami, missing the storm. she says, i'm praying for everyone on the east coast. i hope everyone is safe. we hope you're safe by the be
. sandy is a superstorm. >> this storm is going to be destructive, historic, and unfortunately, life-threatening. >> and it will often come in waves of wind and rain. do not be lulled into a false sense of security if the wind dies down or the rain dies down momentarily. take a look at the wind field. this is not just a coastal event. this moves well inland with the strong winds. the winds will be hurrica hurricane-force for a long time. that span will go far inland, almost to buffalo, well on the way to chicago. we're looking at the winds from 20, 40, to 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts. side waist raining bands on wind in southern new jersey. the heaviest target for the next few hours. this storm will move inland. it will have heavy rain indand for days to come. where the storm is supposed to make landfall, ginger zee is right there. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, sam. right here in atlantic city. this was covered in water at high tide. look at the violent serurf off my left here. that is not close to what they'll see tonight. the second high tide at around 8:00 p.m. see the bar
. the east coast takes a direct hit from sandy. >> the deadly superstorm, knocking out power to millions. crippling new york city with a wall of water and a massive power outage. >> overnight, hospitals evacuated. a damaged crane dangling 90 stories up. what a long night it's been. and daylight will reveal so much more. a special edition of "america this morning," the perfect storm, begins right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin straight away this morning with the very latest on sandy. a historic storm in so many ways. more than a dozen deaths are being blamed on sandy right now. and that number is likely to rise. >> some 5 million people are without power so far, from all along the eastern seaboard. even into the midwest. today, also, stock markets will be closed again for a second-straight day. a continuation of their first unplanned shutdown since the 9/11 attacks. >>> and at this hour, there is breaking news from queens, new york, where as many as 50 homes have been destroyed by fire. the heavy winds are making it extremely difficult to battle the flames. nearly 200 firef
for impact, as hurricane sandy rapidly approaches, threatening to morph into a rare superstorm as it barrels up the east coast. abc's ginger zee of our extreme weather team is on the ground in florida with the latest. >> reporter: as hurricane sandy rumbles through the atlantic, just a few hundred miles from the east coast, its path of destruction has already killed at least 30 people across the caribbean. from space, you can clearly see the size of this thing. it has tropical storm force winds extending almost 300 miles. it's shield of clouds stretching almost 2,000 miles. the storm is far enough away that florida will escape the brunt of the danger, but what we can't escape is beach erosion. the search punding up and over. this should not be happening right here. the beach usually starts about 50 yards out. through the weekend, sandy will snake around the coast, lashing the carolinas with its western-most tentacles before making its dirty turn directly toward the u.s. somewhere from the mid-atlantic to new england. >> when you factor in the unusual track that it's going to be taking, that
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, there was no doubt in of my mind that sandy was going to be the superstorm predicted, simply because no super-charged hybrid storm like this had ever made landfall. it was a hurricane wrapped in a nor'easter. we are standing as the rolling water laps over the edge. there is already a white kapp. i knew there would be serious flooding by the next high tide. you can't see the edge of the fence. i can't get there anyway. that means the water is about this high there. just after 10:00 monday night, i was stunned to realize the extent of that flooding. there we were, all surrounded by water now trapped on an island inside an island, looking for a way to get out. first driving south, then east, and then north, only to find a blockade of water at every turn. we had no choice but to retreat to the highest possible spot and wait out the night. we were lucky. the water went down in a matter of hours and we were able to get out. frl others who have suffered the the effect of sandy, the way to be clear of those effects will be much longer. sam champion, abc newsne
reached its final destination. those stories and more today. >>> let's check in on hurricane sandy, east coast bracing for the worst for what forcasters believe could be a deadly superstorm, airports, schools, government agencies, transit, all closed along the eastern seaboard, 10,000 flights cancelled expected to make landfall within hours. mike has the latest ii >>> out of -- dover delaware spinning there, strongest thunderstorms within 50 miles of atlantic city now is starting to accelerate northwest almost 30 miles per hour you can see it is going to be there over the next two to three hours when the rain is going to get heaviest, when the storm surge is going to be the greatest our fastest winds around no 60 to 65 miles per hour. >>> from all of us here at abc7 news thanks for joining us. >> we will continue to cover hurricane sandy. the weather team will update you on air every hour. >> turn to abc7news.co good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholester
. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. hurricane sandy is a 900-mile superstorm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. 900 miles. just think of a 900-mile-wide wing span. >> i know. from cloud to cloud. that's a massive storm. this morning, of course, complete coverage of hurricane sandy, the forecast, the storm's track and very important, tips to help you and your family stay safe. also, new york city, like several other cities up and down the east coast, is all but shut down. scenes we don't see here a lot. just subway stations empty. times square empty. everything just shut down. there is no mass transit, limited flights. people are urged simply to stay home. >> officials warn the storm could leave millions without power. we're going to tell you how communities are coping and how long it could be out. >> worst-case scenario here, seven to ten days some areas will be without power. up to 10 million people will be in the dark starting sometime tomorrow -- or later today, i should say. >> which is why it's so crucial that if you're anywhere in the area of the storm, tha
, 66 million americans are bracing for impact. hurricane sandy, lumbering up the east coast and threatening to come ashore as an unprecedented superstorm. it means epic winds, snow, flooding rain from florida to the carolinas, maryland to maine. and the storm is so wide, it could cover two-thirds of the united states. the fierce winds at the center cover an area almost the size of texas. our extreme weather team is in the storm zone tonight and abc's weather editor sam champion starts us off right now from miami. sam? >> reporter: good evening, diane. tonight, sandy is running parallel to the florida coastline, but creating a stir in places really far north from here, like washington, d.c., states like new york, virginia, maryland, have all declared a state of emergency ahead of this storm. even the u.s. navy is taking this storm seriously, pulling 21 ships out of the harbor in norfolk, feeling they'll be safer in the open water than they will be bouncing around in port when this storm comes onshore. so, where is this storm going? let's show you the latest from the hurricane
, north carolina. >> stay with us. >> for more on the latest on sandy. >> for more on the latest on sandy. >>> breaking overnight, the perfect storm. the east coast takes a direct hit from sandy. >> the deadly superstorm, knocking out power to millions. crippling new york city with a wall of water and a massive power outage. >> overnight, hospitals >>> breaking overnight, the perfect storm. the east coast takes a direct hit from sandy. >> the deadly super storm knocking out power to millions, crippling with a wall of water and a massive power outage. >>> overnight hospitals evacuated, a damaged crane dangling 90 stores up, what a long night it's been, and daylight will reveal so much more. >> a special edition of "america this morning" the perfect storm begins right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin straight away. this morning with the very latest on sandy and the historic storm and so many waives. more than a dozen deaths are being blamed on sandy right now, and that number is likely to rise. >> some 5 million people are without power so far from all along the eastern seaboar
. not just a sensation, sensational relief. ♪ >>> now that some of the worst of hurricane sandy is behind us, that other superstorm is back. that's right, the race for the white house is on again. >> it is hard to believe that after a campaign that seemed to last forever is virtually tied with just five days to go until the big vote. here is abc's karen travers. >> reporter: in the final sprint to election day both candidates have been angling for any advantage. and in new jersey, president obama had the biggest one of all, the power of the presidency. off the campaign trail for a third straight day, president obama surveyed the damage along a nearly 60-mile stretch of the jersey shore with governor chris christie. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure that you get all of the help that you need, until you rebuild. >> reporter: obama and christie are a very unlikely paring with less than a week until election day. the blunt, brash, republican governor one of mitt romney's most staunch supporters. with his state facing historic devastation and massive r
almost like going for the finish line sandy made a motion straight for the jersey shoreline almost doubling its speed. the east coast is being pummeled with the power of a record-breaking superstorm. >> oh, my god. it's washing everything away. >> reporter: 90-mile-per-hour winds, driving rain, record-breaking high tides and rough surf lashed the coastline. as the storm made landfall in southern new jersey. the mid-atlantic and southern new england shores hit hard by flooding. water lapping at the doors and sea foam piled up high on the boardwalk in seaside heights. in new york city a construction crane buckled dangling in high winds and raising the concern of other construction sites. the governor closed bridges, tunnels and doubled the number of national guard troops deployed. north carolina has been pounded by sandy for over 50 hours. roads have been washed away and this house in rodanthe swept into pieces. throughout the day, sandy was breaking records and had one big surprise, doubling its speed and barreling toward the shore, faster than anyone expected. up and down the east
straight to the big story this morning. that superstorm. abc's meteorologist, ginger zee, is in florida, tracking what could be a once-in-a-lifetime event. >> sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm. but that's temporary. this behemoth is forecast to become a hurricane again and join forces with a storm. multiple states are issuing emergency alerts. and today is the calm before the storm. the last day to stock up, batten down or just get out of town. >> that's what millions of people are doing, getting out. to give you a sense of what a mess this storm could make, it's expected to slam parts of the east coast with a foot of rain and several feet of snow. it's going to last for days, bringing wind damage, power outages and possibly massive flooding in some parts. abc's extreme team is covering all of the angles. we're going to start with ginger in cocoa beach, florida. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, dan. it's very windy here. we've had wind gusts of 50 miles per hour-plus. you can see the surf behind me. there was a 31-foot wave way out at sea. speaking of way out at sea, t
, for the big payoff. >>> you learn something new every morning on this broadcast. the superstorm, abc meteorologist, ginger zee, in florida this morning, tracking what could be a once-in-a-century event. we'll get to her in a moment. >> that's right. sandy is groening strength. a 900-mile behemoth storm. and for many, today is the calm before the storm. a last chance to stock up, batten down or just get out of town. >> and that's just what millions of people are already doing. to give you a sense of what a mess this storm could make, it's expected to hit parts of the east coast with a foot of rain and up to two feet of snow. it's going to last for days, bringing wind damage, power outages and possibly massive flooding. abc's extreme team is covering all of the angles this morning. we're going to start with ginger in cocoa beach, florida. >> good morning, dan. it is very windy here. we've had wind gusts of 50-mile-per-hour-plus, overnight. the shoreline being pounded by ten-foot breakers. and out at sea, a buoy recorded a 31-foot wave. let's check in on sandy. where is she now? 200 mil
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